I have been conducting some research on HB steins to try better pinpoint the age of the steins and how they evolved. To help with my research, as well as catalog for collectors the numbered HB steins, I have started an HB stein registry. Collectors who have numbered HB steins can submit pictures of the stein, a description, price paid (optional), as well as contact info (optional) and it will be entered in the registry. I am also trying to track EBay for pictures of some of the numbered steins to add into the registry. This registry will be updated and sent out to those who have contributed to the registry each month. Some of the benefits of joining the registry are: HB stein collectors will get a chance to see what else is out there, correspond with others who collect, avenue to trade and buy numbered HB steins, and to help uncover the history of the steins. So far I have roughly 40 steins entered into the registry. Anyone willing to join is welcome. Please e-mail me at email@example.com.
Recently I have come into contact with an HB enthusiast named Mike who has a very old HB bierkrug that he purchased at a thrift store for $10. His bierkrug likely dates from the 1870s and is an amazing find.